chapter  15
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Reports on older buildings

In the end we are all dust, and our buildings also. Nothing – not even the great monuments of past civilisations – lasts forever. So in treating older buildings to a separate chapter the author wants to focus on the two aspects of most concern to surveyors in dealing with structures which may have passed through many ownerships and which may have been subjected to neglect or inappropriate building works in the past and which may be past their prime.